Patient Participation Group – CHUG

The Clitheroe Health Centre User Group (CHUG) was established in 2004 and was set up jointly by the two practices based in the Health Centre (The Castle Medical Group & Pendleside Medical Practice).

The CHUG is a Patient Participaton Group (PPG), which meets quarterly and consists of patient representatives from both practices, both Practice Managers, GP representatives, nursing representation and the Health Centre Manager.

The group aims to develop a mutually beneficial relationship betwteen practice and patient by:

  • fostering improved communication between a practice and its patient community.
  • helping practice and local health services to constantly improve as they respond to the health needs of the local population
  • assisting the practice in promoting good health

No training is required to become a member of our CHUG and we always welcome new members. If you would be interested in getting involved then please contact Lorna Taylor either via phone (01200 413568) or email (

Don’t have time to attend meetings? Then ask about our Virtual Participation Group (VPG)!

For more information, please click here to read our CHUG Leaflet

The next CHUG meeting date is yet to be determined. 

CHUG Documents

CHUG Terms of Reference

CHUG Newsletters

1 – Summer 2018 CHUG Newsletter

2 – Winter 2018 CHUG Newsletter

Minutes from previous meetings:

1 – CHUG Minutes – June 2018

2 – CHUG Minutes – September 2018

3 – CHUG Minutes – November 2018

4 – CHUG Minutes – March 2019